Category Archive: Sweet

Oct 25

Zesty Orange Biscotti with Almonds & Sultanas

Bored and needing something quick and easy to go with coffee, so I ransacked the pantry and found some items I could use in making biscotti. I was actually leaning towards making a chocolate version but I had no more cocoa powder. It’s okay, this one came out way better.

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Oct 19

Basbousa in Honey + Orange Blossom Syrup {Diwali Treats}

During the holy festival of Diwali (Deepavali), Hindus celebrate the event with a whole bunch of sweets and treats, one of them being Basbousa. Sweets are an important component during this Indian festival as they are made as offerings to the deity Lakshmi during poojas and, in return, the worshipper shall receive bountiful blessings for the coming year ahead. Basbousa is a semolina cake that is soaked in simple syrup after baking.

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Oct 07

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Latte

Since the start of the month, all I can see around the city are adverts for Pumpkin Spice Lattes courtesy of a certain famous coffee franchise. It sounded interesting and since many of my personal friends have been Tweeting about its return I thought I had better try it for myself. Long story short, it didn’t live up to the hype but I liked the concept so I came home and made some for myself the proper way, using proper ingredients. HUGE difference.

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Oct 06

Decadent Chocolate & Raspberry Friands

Stuck with a punnet of raspberries and a boyfriend who’s been threatening to throw them out if they are not used, I quickly delved into my cookbooks and came up with these decadent little choco treats. Wonderful little teatime treats, they would be a welcome sight on any table.

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Oct 01

Applesauce Autumn Cake with Candied Pecans

Autumn has finally blown its way in and it is officially time to think of warm cosy baking ideas to celebrate the season … the season of spice and pumpkins. Today I am kicking things off with this wonderfully moist applesauce cake with candied pecans and cream cheese frosting. Now where’s that pot of coffee to go with it?

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Sep 23

Orange & Almond Tea Cake with Brandy Cream

I had to try this recipe out for coz it’s so super easy, and I haven’t made dessert in a long while. A unique recipe that uses an entire orange dumped into a food processor, skin and all, to make this amazingly moist cake by Annabel Langbein.

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Aug 16

Traditional Buttermilk Scones.

Scones for tea … enough said! If in doubt over what to serve for tea, especially if you are not a fan of sweets and cakes, this will go down REALLY well. This is also a brilliant base recipe which you can expand to include other flavours of your choice: currants, sultanas, cranberries, chocolate chips, herbs or bacon.

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Aug 15

Vanilla + Lavender Crème Brûlée

I bought my kitchen blow torch AGES ago under the pretext of making creme brulee, but predictably, I never got round to it. Finally I could not put it off any longer so I decided to make this warming, soul-lifting, stress-relieving version with the use of vanilla beans and dried lavender.

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Mar 25

Apple & Blueberry Lattice Pie

Today I am trying my hand at the thing I dread the most … making pie crust from scratch. Yikes! Very nervous but hey, I thought if I didn’t try it I’d never get over the phobia … so I did. And what came out of that oven was nothing short of a miracle. I couldn’t believe how I had managed to bake my first American-style pie from scratch and it turned out in one piece, looking every inch like how I had envisioned a pie to be.

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Mar 13

Bake Club Challenge: Oreo Bottomed Brownies

Brownies go down fast in this house; how can they not? They are sooo delicious, one slice is never enough. I made these for March’s Bake Club Challenge and I made some personal changes to the original recipe simply because I do not like nuts in my brownie. This brownie variety was kinda made up in the middle of the night and it turned out to be a keeper. Another one for my brownie file.

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